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What does "Temporarily out of stock" mean on Amazon?

kristofk
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So there is a product that I'd like to order for Christmas, I'm in Europe so the shipping is about a week, 2 at most but the product is Temporarily out of stock.

What does this mean? How long can a product be in this state? Who should I contact, Amazon or the manufacturer?

 

I apologise if the questions are silly, I'm a newbie to Amazon.

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Don't bother putting the order in. You never know when they will restock it because that's all they do when they run out, "Temporary".

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It means you can place an order, and whenever they do finally get stock again, they will charge you at that point and ship it.  It could be months later though.  I did it once and had good luck with it (only took about a month and saved like 25% on the thing because their price was better than any other options) but your mileage may vary

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I have waited 2 months for product to get back on stock. My understanding is that they don't order new batch from manufacturer/importer unless there's something closer to 10-25 orders. Best things to do are asking about item from seller or finding alternative sellers.

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I wouldn't buy. I also had to wait quite a long time in the past for something "Temporarily out of stock"

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Find a new seller or a new product. "Temporary" can mean anything from next second to next millennium. In my experience, "temporarily out of stock", unless it's sold by Amazon, typically sit out there for 2-3 months before being cancelled.

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